The ‘Smart Auto’ uses Canon’s Scene Detection Technology to analyze a scene in detail and then select one of the different modes - portrait, portrait w/backlight, night portrait, night scene, sunset, and macro.
An ‘Easy Auto’ mode is for novices who prefer to simply point and shoot – the only other control which works in this mode is the flash.
The Canon PowerShot SX200 IS improved Face Detection mode now features ‘Blank Detection’ to avoid photographing people with their eyes closed.
A ‘Face Self Timer’ waits until the user enters the frame, and after 2 secs, takes a series of 3 photos.
Custom Self Timer lets one program the delay in seconds as well as the number of shots to be taken, a distinctly unique feature.
Motion –Detection helps reduce blur in images
i-Conrast helps improve contrast by brightening dark areas of the image while trying not to blow out highlights.